Contributions are welcome from women who live in Canada or Canadian women who live elsewhere. If you have published a piece you would like to feature in the pomegranate, send us a note with the link. Or if you are a reviewer of Canadian women’s nonfiction writing, send us your work. Send query letter via the CONTACT form on the header of this blog.


  • Posts: approx. 750 words to a maximum 1500 words on topics linked to our list.
  • Essays: longer work of approximately 3000 words.
  • Postcards or flash nonfiction: short 250 word texts.

Subject/topic: Follow the subject headings supplied. Or writers may suggest other subject headings for consideration.

Form/genre: Your nonfiction writing can range from conventional prose form to creative nonfiction,  lyric essay, and  poetry as long as it is fact-based writing.

Community Standards

the pomegranate is an online community for Canadian women nonfiction writers to write about issues that concern us. The community aspect of the pomegranate – our blog, comment threads, and related social networking sites (to come)– exist to better connect us online and off, and to encourage engagement and activism when required. We hope that the Pomegranate community will provide a forum for a variety of voices.

In order to maintain a progressive and safe discourse on the site, anti-feminist comments, posts, and profiles are not permitted; we believe that racism, classism, ableism, homophobia, transphobia, and hate speech have no place on the site. If you have a concern about a commenter or blogger, please use let us know.

Comments Policy

the pomegranate comment threads are a spaces to further our conversations and ideas. Please read our comments policy carefully before contributing to the site.

All comments from new users are held. Once users have commented on several posts in a productive matter, they may be “trusted”to have their comments post automatically. This privilege is solely given out at the discretion of the moderator.

(this comments policy is adapted from the feministing website)

2 thoughts on “submissions”

  1. Wow! This is already quite an impressive collection of material, names, information, even content. Janice! A feat, for a writer, professor, mother, activist! I love it. I am going to think about what to post here and how to get the word out. I can immediately send a link to the Toronto Women’s Writer’s salon, and put up a link on my website.

    Work, obviously, can have been pre-published. I have quite figured out how things work exactly but . . . . I will! Are the subjects already archived? Can anyone post under the subject headings? or do people need to be invited? Anyway. Congratulations on doing this!


    1. Thanks Kaz
      Links would be great.
      The work can be pre-published. the pomegranate is a gathering place.
      New work is also welcome.
      I’m hoping the community will grow and provide a space to share writing we love, think collectively about how we write and what we write about. Much of nonfiction writing is about ideas and here we can explore what it is that shapes our understanding of the world and our lives. The pomegranate can also be a space to promote your work and archive it for a particular readership….

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